The President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, paid a state visit to Mongolia. As part of the visit, Poland officially opened its embassy in Ulaanbaatar and announced that it will open a consular department next year. In addition, the following documents were signed during the visit: an Intergovernmental Agreement on International Road Transport Relations, an agreement on the implementation of a project to study molybdenum in open springs, and a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the field of veterinary medicine, among others. A Polish-Mongolian business forum was also held within the framework of the visit.
Diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Poland were established on April 14, 1950. Poland opened its embassy in Ulaanbaatar in 1960 and closed it in September 1995 due to financial difficulties. However, the embassy was reopened in 1999 and closed again in 2009. Mongolia’s embassy has been continuously working in Warsaw since 1959.
The two countries have been cooperating in the mining industry for a long time. In 1962-1965, a 190-person geological team from Poland successfully conducted exploration and research work in the western region of Mongolia.
Currently, about 1,000 Mongolian citizens live in Poland, while 27 Polish citizens are living in Mongolia as of 2022. This visit is the 6th visit at the level of the President. Over the years, the two countries have maintained friendly relations and cooperation in various fields, including politics, economy, culture, education, and science.
In recent years, there has been an increase in bilateral trade and economic cooperation between Mongolia and Poland. In 2013, the two countries signed an agreement on economic cooperation, which aims to increase trade and investment between the two countries. Polish companies have also been involved in several infrastructure projects in Mongolia. This visit was significant in continuing the friendly relations between the two countries.